Breakfast is an institution in Las Vegas, and for good reason. For those rolling out of the clubs in the early morning hours, it’s sustenance before taking a disco nap and starting it all up again; for those who made it to their guestroom by dawn—but not without a stunning hangover—breakfast is lifesaving medicine to be washed down with plenty of aspirin. The city’s many power brokers conduct some of their most important business meetings in the cold light of day, over breakfast. And for parents who want to treat the kids to some event dining without night-on-the-Strip prices, brunch can be an affordable bed. And for those who want to check out how the locals breakfast, we’ve included a few options for you, too.
Siegel’s 1941—inside the oldest family-owned casino in Las Vegas—is exactly what you might expect: an old-school, throwback tribute to the city’s founding fathers like Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky. In fact, you’ll find tribute sandwiches to some of Vegas’ most notorious denizens on the restaurant’s lunch and “overnight” menus, but don’t miss its breakfast. From 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. they serve a big breakfast menu that includes healthy options like steel-cut oatmeal, but the stars of the menu are country fried steak and eggs, a prime rib skillet with eggs and hash browns, a platter of smoked salmon. We also love the many modestly-priced sides, from biscuits and grave to ham steak, and “Fat Irish Green Corned Beef Hash.”
Chef Natalie Young’s Downtown breakfast and lunch joint has attracted crowds since it opened in 2012. The American menu is influenced by French and New Mexican influences. Some of our favorites include: eggs motuleños, made with red and green chiles and black beans; a truffled egg sandwich with mushrooms and feta on ciabatta; and likely the best pancakes in the city—crisp on the outside and fluffy inside, and served with chicken-apple sausage.
Makers & Finders
This Arts District coffee house is known for its seriously well-informed espresso bar (everything from a Cuban cortado to a coconut turmeric latte when you’re feeling fancy), super-premium teas, and cold brews and kombucha on tap. But don’t come here just for the coffee. Latin specialties are the bomb here: chilaquiles with short ribs, a chicken tinga omelet in spicy tomato salsa, pulled short rib “Latin Hash 2.0,” and insanely sweet tres leches waffles smothered in toppings. Breakfast is served until 4 p.m.
Bouchon at the Venetian
This airy Thomas Keller bistro is hidden away on the 10th floor of the Venezia Tower of Venetian, looking out onto fountains and gardens. In good weather, take your breakfast on the patio, and be transported to a marvelous private European villa experience. Indoors, it’s like a Parisian bistro, complete with soaring ceilings and towering shellfish platters. Breakfast starts with a basket of fabulously flaky French pastries (the giant, gooey pecan sticky bun is a must) and you'll find the best eggs Benedict on the Strip, served with Hobbs’ smoked pork loin. Feeling extra fancy? Start the day with caviar and all the accoutrements paired with a glass of bubbly.
Mon Ami Gabi
Mon Ami Gabi, in the Paris casino hotel, is one of surprisingly few options for sidewalk, al fresco dining on the Strip (chalk it up to the punishing summers). While the ambiance is more Epcot Paris than Paris Paris, the breakfast items are convincingly Parisian. Breakfast service begins at 7 a.m., and should you find yourself more in need of a hair of the dog, Gabi’s Bloody Mary does double duty as breakfast and cocktail, studded with bacon, Jarlsberg cheese, olive, and celery.
Veranda has a famous weekend brunch (in-the-know guests come for the mini donut machine) but local power brokers know to schedule their meetings here on weekdays. Sit on the lush, pool-facing patio and you’ll see everyone from Hollywood heavies to casino CEOs wheeling and dealing over a virtuous all-green omelet (egg whites with Gruyere, asparagus, snap peas, kale pesto) or roasted pear and pecan pancakes with chai butter.
One of the most transporting of all the restaurants in Las Vegas, rumor has it that this conservatory-style glass room accessible through Wynn’s Tower Suites elevator bank was painted the exact shade of green used in Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon. Bright, airy, and discrete, it’s one of the favorite breakfast meeting locations of executives visiting Las Vegas. Start with one of the superlative juices (like the “Purify,” a green juice that will neutralize all Vegas-related sins), and move on to something virtuous (overnight oats with chia and almond milk) or decadent (a Belgian waffle with bourbon cherry syrup and orange whipped cream).
Hash House a Go Go
The trick to a breakfast at Hash House is to fully embrace the over-the-top quality of a place that serves its dishes in troughs because the portions are so outrageously large. Its three locations in Las Vegas serve what’s characterized as “twisted farm food.” Try the massive sage-fried chicken breasts with waffles, “farm scrambles” (of items like eggs, bacon, avocado. and Swiss cheese), or the massive meatloaf sandwich. Kids will get a kick out of the plate-size flapjack.
The Brass Fork
Those who looked forward to local favorite Palace Station’s culinary makeover in 2019 were not disappointed. The Brass Fork, a 24/7 casual restaurant, is not your typical all-nighter cafe. Its dedicated pastry shop serves to your table or sends you on your way with sweets for takeout. An adventurous—and gently priced—menu includes tons of omelets, red velvet waffles with cream cheese icing, chicken-fried steak, and a Southern Benedict.
Peppermill Restaurant and Fireside Lounge
This campy 40-year veteran has served as a backdrop for movies like "Casino" and "Showgirls." While the restaurant serves breakfast around the clock, there’s also a lounge for cocktails served around an over-the-top gas flame. It’s not unusual to see someone order a plate of eggs Benedict or a “French Toast Collage” (eggs, bacon, sausage, and French toast piled high) at 4 a.m., then follow it up with the 64-ounce signature cocktail, the Scorpion.
A city fixture now, Eggslut is the brainchild of Alvin Cailin, who brought his eggs and his cult following from LA’s Grand Central Market to the Las Vegas Strip. This is the perfect hangover cure: Try the classic Slut, a coddled egg on potato puree poached in a glass jar and topped with gray salt and chives, or the Gaucho, an egg sandwich fancied up with seared Wagyu tri-tip and chimichurri on a brioche bun. The long lines speak both to the emergency situation of a hangover cure and also to the fantastic food within.